Lecture / Reading

The Vaping Phenomenon: What it is, why it happened, and what we can do about it

Sponsored by Maternal and Child Health Research Institute


Wednesday, September 11, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2) Room 111
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The Vaping Phenomenon: What it is, why it happened, and what we can do about it

E-cigarettes including the new pod-based products made popular by Juuls have entered the global market, and adolescents and young adults are now using these products more often than combustible cigarettes. This presentation will provide detailed information on e-cigarettes, nicotine levels in these products, addiction, and other health effects. The presentation will also provide information on reasons for adolescent use of these products, including flavors, appeal, marketing, perceived reduced harm, stress, anxiety, and depression, and misperceptions. I will also provide evidence-based resources that can be used to help prevent and reduce youth use of e-cigarettes, as well as advocacy efforts occurring in the US to reduce vaping use.


Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, FSAHM - Dr. Halpern-Felsher, PhD, is a Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University. She is also the Director of Fellowship Research and Co-leader of the Pediatrics Residency Scholarly Concentration Program in the Department of Pediatrics, and Director of Research and Associate Program Director for the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship. As a developmental psychologist with additional training in adolescent and young adult health, her research has focused on social, environmental, cognitive and psychosocial factors involved in health-related decision-making, perceptions of risk and vulnerability, health communication, and risk behavior. Read more>>

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